About Travel Nursing

When you accept a travel nursing assignment, you take on much more than just a job. Everywhere you go holds its own adventure, full of new people, new patients and new life experiences. If you’ve been dreaming of becoming a travel nurse, our dedicated, experienced staff can help you get there.

Whether you’re thinking about travel nursing for the first time or you’ve been on the road for years, we want to answer your biggest questions about travel nursing and what Travel Nurse Across America can offer you. For more information on what to expect when working as a travel nurse or about TNAA, give our recruiting specialists a call at 800-240-2526.


We offer all the benefits you need to be successful. Here are just a few of our nurses’ favorites:

  • Low Census Protection ™
    We pay for the number of hours you’ve agreed to work in your contract, regardless of changing hospital needs due to low census.

  • Your Way Is Paid
    When you travel with us, we cover the costs of all necessary licenses and credentials.

  • Travel Reimbursement
    We offer up to $1,000 to help get you to your assignment.

  • Paid Sick Leave
    Start earning from your first shift worked, and use it after 90 days of employment with us.

  • Easy Stay Housing
    Take advantage of our company-provided housing that pays like a subsidy.

  • Rebook, extension, referral, and extra shift bonus opportunities
    Earn extra money by extending an assignment, signing up for additional assignments, working extra shifts, and referring new nurses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In general, the hospitals we work with require travel nurses to have a minimum of 1-2 years’ recent acute care experience in the specialty in which they wish to work. You’ll also need to provide references and documentation of licenses and certifications.
  • We make it easy! Just fill out an application online or call us to speak with a recruiting specialist who can help you. Once we receive your completed application, we’ll contact you to confirm your information and begin searching for travel nursing jobs that fit your needs and experience.
  • After you apply, a member of our recruiting staff will contact you to confirm your information. Once we’ve talked with you and learned more about what you’re looking for, we’ll begin looking for travel nursing jobs that best fit your specific needs. Then we’ll get your completed application and profile to hospitals you’re interested in that are looking for travel nurses with your skills and experience.

    If the hospital wants to go ahead with an interview, they will contact you directly. If at any time a hospital or travel assignment doesn’t feel like a good fit, no problem. We’ll keep looking until we find the perfect one. In the meantime, we can sign you up for Job Watch, which will automatically notify you when jobs you may be interested in become available.
  • The goal of the interview is to make sure the assignment is a good fit for both you and the hospital. Phone interviews may last from 5 to 35 minutes. We encourage nurses to write down a list of questions to ask prior to getting on the phone. If you are unsure what questions to ask, your recruiter can provide you with a list.
  • Licensing requirements vary from state to state. Some states are members of the Nurse Licensure Compact, so your current license may be a sufficient credential. Other states offer a temporary license that is valid for up to one year. The process of getting a temporary license varies with each state, also. Some states are “walk through” states and only require 7-12 days to process your request, while others may take up to 3 months. We will not only assist you in obtaining your temporary license, but we will also pay your license fee and associated costs.

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  • We want you to feel comfortable and safe when you travel with us. We find and pay for high-quality, furnished, private housing with 100% of the utilities paid. Or, you can opt for a housing subsidy and use our Easy Stay program. With Easy Stay you receive the full benefit of your housing subsidy while a TNAA housing specialist helps you through every step of setting up your new living space.
  • Of course! Many people travel with family and pets. It's a great opportunity to explore the country together. If you are traveling with pets, you may incur additional housing fees, such as pet and cleaning deposits. We'll work with you to make sure we secure housing that accommodates any traveling companion.
  • Most of our travelers drive while a few choose to fly. Travel Nurse Across America will reimburse you for your travel expenses getting to your assignment, up to $1,000.
  • Your first day or few days will consist of orientation. You will then begin working the shift that you and the hospital agreed upon during your phone interview.
  • You're considered an employee of Travel Nurse Across America, and you’ll receive your paycheck via direct deposit into the bank account of your choice every other week. We will send you a W-2 at the end of each year.
  • On average, our travel nurses make between $22-$50 per hour (depending on destination and department), and we provide your housing, insurance, travel money, and other benefits. You may elect to receive subsidies for housing instead of having us pay that expense directly. This can often be paid to you as non-taxable amounts. Click here to find out more about our excellent travel nursing benefits.
  • Yes! If you plan ahead and are fairly flexible, we can keep you working as much or as little as you'd like.
  • Absolutely not. You decide when and where to travel!